Category - Books

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Twin Cities Summer Reading Programs – 2020
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Read Across America Day: Seuss-tastic Events Around the Twin Cities – That You Can Attend With All of Your Kiddies
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Christmas Shopping Local: Toys

Twin Cities Summer Reading Programs – 2020

Where do your kids fall in the summer reading spectrum? Whether they love to read or hate it or are somewhere in between, there is probably a program out there for them. If they are ambitious, they can participate in several. There is no rule that kids can’t use the same books for several programs.

A couple years ago, I did some research on the reality of the income-based achievement gap and how parents can Increase their Child’s Chances in School with a few Simple, Budget-Friendly Habits. Summer reading is another place where the achievement gap grows. However, the fix is offering your kids easy access to a lot of books and empowering them to select their own reading materials. This is where summer reading programs can come in handy.

Get started planning your best summer!

Everything under the sun you need to know about family fun this summer in the Twin Cities. Beat boredom and fill your long school break days exploring the best the Twin Cities has to offer in the way of parks, swim spots, community entertainment and local festivals with our Ultimate Summer Events Guide.

Enter our Summer to Remember Family Adventure!

FFTC is taking back the year of 2020 starting NOW! We invite you to help us make a “Summer to Remember” with our fun family challenge. Enter your adventures each week to win prizes from our fantastic partners: Wheel Fun Rentals, Kerfoot Canopy Tours, Snapology, and SweetSpot Baseball. Each week is a new opportunity to win! Enter 6 adventures to be entered into our grand prize drawing from Kerfoot Canopy Tours: a family pack worth worth $360.Sign up at this link: https://www.familyfuntwincities.com/summer-to-remember-adventure/

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Read Across America Day: Seuss-tastic Events Around the Twin Cities – That You Can Attend With All of Your Kiddies

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and each year the NEA (National Education Association) celebrates Read Across America Day in his honor. What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Ours is The Sleep Book, while we don’t read it every night, it comes out often.

Visit Seussville on Read Across America Day

Play games and learn more about Dr. Seuss at Seussville.com.

 As this is not a major holiday, events are usually announced only a couple weeks in advance. We’ll add 2020 dates here as they come in. In the meantime, the Twin Cities usually joins the fun at these locations:

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Christmas Shopping Local: Toys

Christmas is a magical time of year, and the joy of Christmas shopping should reflect that. I know I’m not alone in the stress of shopping for our kids, but this year….this year, we are going to do it right. And by do it right, I’m saying we are going to get it done with the least amount of stress possible. Because I know you may be like me, we have collected this list of locally made toys and toy shops to support during this season. Get it done early and get it done quickly.  That will leave you plenty of time for Memory-Making Magic this season.

For more holiday happenings, check our 2019 Christmas & Holiday Guide. It’s chock full of Santa sightings, festivals, theater and musical performances, Christmas lights displays, and Christmas shopping tips.

Locally Made Toys - Christmas Shopping

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